FibroGen Reviews

Updated 8 Jan 2021

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3.2
68%
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FibroGen Interim CEO James A. Schoeneck
James A. Schoeneck
1 Rating
Pros
  • "It’s a fast paced work environment but bosses encourage good work-family balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "The teams are focused on getting our drugs approved(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management does not appear overly concerned with this(in 8 reviews)

  • "Insufficient delegation of decision making; Not a sense that employees are to be trusted and valued(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "nice company"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Mumbai

    I have been working at FibroGen full-time

    Pros

    nice work environment for starters.

    Cons

    long work duration is unsatisfactory

  2. "Need a culture reform"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Research Scientist 

    I worked at FibroGen full-time

    Pros

    Location Benefit package Onsite fitness facilities

    Cons

    Lack of diversity/perspectives in certain groups Many protocols are out-dated Some director-leveled staff showed unprofessional and disrespectful behaviors towards junior staff, including verbal abuse, false accusations, repeating retaliation after being reported/confronted.


  3. "Incompetent science"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist III in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FibroGen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Location Accidentally will be successful

    Cons

    Dehumanizing competent people, and keeping idiots.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst professional experience of my 25 year career in Biotech."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FibroGen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent paycheck. Decent benefits. Nice office location.

    Cons

    No opportunities to learn or advance. No work-life balance whatsoever. Hostile and demoralizing work environment. Where is senior management?

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  5. "Great work colleagues and work-life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FibroGen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent, friendly co-workers and management

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get projects completed

  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good company that still have space to improve"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FibroGen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good 401k match, flexible working schedule

    Cons

    More transparent on the performance review

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great department and group of managers made my experience positive"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FibroGen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was lucky to be part of a department with exceptional managers that genuinely cared about my career progress and always took time to mentor me. Company has great pipeline potential and offers great learning experiences. Very talented individuals all the way from entry-level, mid-level management and senior-level management. At every level, there were opportunities for collaboration and mentor-like relationships. Great experience and exposure to different types of tasks and projects. Great group of people and great team. Competitive pay & benefits Great work/life balance (at least in my experience) CEO while I was there (RIP Tom Neff) was extremely intelligent and cared deeply about the Company and its potential to help people

    Cons

    While my experience was hugely positive and I stand by the 5 stars based on my experience, there were some serious drawbacks that need/needed to be addressed: - Lack of decision-making among most senior level management or constant changes resulted in unnecessary heavy work loads at times, always seemed to happen at the most inconvenient times. - Favoritism among senior-level management was noticed even if the performance was not there - Occasional lack of accountability in various departments is a source of frustration. There were a few individuals that were known to be difficult and under-performers that didn't seem to face accountability. Some individuals were known to not show up to key meetings, not turn in their deliverables by due-dates and so on. As far as I know, no accountability was held. Note that this can be true for almost any company with 100+ employees.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Pipline, growing company with opporunties to learn and grow your career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst 
    Recommends

    I have been working at FibroGen full-time

    Pros

    Don't let negative glassdoor comments hold you back from applying here. I have recently interviewed with Fibrogen and accepted the position. The company has great pipeline and is a growing rapidly with innovative solutions. They offer good benefits, Pay above industry rate, employee friendly environment

    Cons

    At this point no cons

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Pipeline and Continued Focus on Employees"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FibroGen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative and first-in-class drug platforms, committed and dedicated staff- many with long service over ten years with the company, many improvements to employee benefits, employee events and introduction of a monthly speaker series.

    Cons

    Management needs to better communicate the many successes the company is enjoying. There is a tendency to make public announcements about a major achievement yet there is often little internal recognition of the event.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Making Great Strides!!!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FibroGen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great group of newer and loyal employees Want to see employees and company succeed Desire to be better, continuous improvement

    Cons

    Opportunity to strengthen leadership in a number of key areas Stronger communication/collaboration needed in order to keep employees informed

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